Premier Indian luxury train Palace on Wheels is all set for its first departure of the 2013-14 season today, i.e. 4th September 2013. The luxury wagon will be flagged off from New Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station after which it will embark on a 7-night, 8-day journey covering key tourist areas in Rajasthan. The inaugural ceremony will take place at Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi from where the train will be flagged off for its royal ride.

The inaugural run of the season will see 34 guests exploring the royal destinations across Rajasthan which include Delhi-Jaipur-Sawaimadhopur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Bharatpur-Agra-Delhi.

The Palace on Wheels has been recently refurbished for this year’s run. “Over the years we have been very sensitive to each guest’s expectations, said Mr. Vinod Ajmera, Managing Director of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC).

“We have compiled feedback and are now acting on it to give the incredible Palace on Wheels a refurbishment that should raise the richly royal looks to still greater heights. We have extensively researched princely lifestyles of the royals and the Palace on Wheels will sport a new heritage look with the finest in luxury trappings, reflecting the exclusive lifestyle of maharajas,” he added.

“Even the spa and health club will receive major upgrades. We are working on plans to introduce more and please our guests,” said a representative of the Palace on Wheels.

Palace on Wheel is one the oldest and most luxurious trains in India. The train was put to inception on 26 January 1982. The train was designed to introduce the art of luxury train traveling in India. Indian Luxury Trains, a venture of the National Tourism Award-winning company, is a key marketer of the Palace on Wheels train. You may find the details of tariff, itineraries, train facilities, and schedule along with guest reviews on their website ILT.